Here’s an article by Erin Brenner that talks about how everything we learn in school isn’t always 100% accurate. She elaborates on the famous FANBOYS rule.
If you are a copy editor or English language expert who has been asked to give a presentation on English grammar, here’s a useful link for you. This link contains several English grammar presentations that you can use to “teach” your colleagues. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/powerpoint.htm
Hi! I put together a presentation on Common Errors in English. Let me know if you found it useful.
These days, we tend to communicate via the keyboard as much as we do verbally. Often, we’re in a hurry, quickly dashing off emails with typos, grammatical shortcuts, and it’s expected. It’s no big deal. But other times, we try to invest a little care, avoiding mistakes so that there’s […]
1. Your vs. you’re This one drives me insane, and it’s become extremely common among bloggers. All it takes to avoid this error is to take a second and think about what you’re trying to say. “Your” is a possessive pronoun, as in “your car” or “your blog.” […]
Punctuation Guide If you have read the punctuation book “Eats, shoots and leaves” by Lynne Truss, here’s a companion to it: A PDF document with a brief outline of the rules of punctuation along with exercises( and the answers in the end).
“In one of the megachain bookstores, a woman asked a young clerk for the author of Like Water for Chocolate. After the salesperson had spent five minutes searching and still could not locate the famous title, the customer realized that the young man had been looking for Water from Chocolate. […]
Periods, Exclamation marks and question marks Attached is a PowerPoint presentation on the correct use of periods, exclamation points, and question marks.
Common Errors in English Attached is a Word document outlining a few of the common errors in English. These can be easily avoided with a little awareness.